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Local option sales tax
Proceed slowly
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Backers of a Kershaw County local-option sales tax which was rejected by voters earlier this month say they aren’t giving up and that they will again pursue efforts to get the penny tax passed, perhaps in a scaled-down version. Voters turned the proposal down by a significant margin during the general election, sending officials a message that this isn’t the right time to be raising taxes. While the projects that were on the drawing board to be funded by the tax were legitimate and didn’t seem frivolous, voters obviously felt this wasn’t the right time.